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Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

T 61 3 9629 6999

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MANAGER - Craig Family Centre
Ref: SH2002358

      

Location: Melbourne
Employment Type: Full-time or 4 days pw
Closing Date:

1 May 2017

  • Valued Community Centre
  • Ideal Ashburton location
  • Full time or 4 days per week

 

Take the leadership role of this important not-for-profit organisation, committed to working with and for the community. The Craig Family Centre encourages community participation in many programs including childcare, support programs, community development and leisure activities. Having recently redeveloped their superb facilities, the Centre is moving into an exciting new phase in its operations.

 

Reporting to and working with a dedicated Committee of Management, this rare opportunity will enable you to deliver on the strategy and direction of the Centre and drive financial and operational excellence. As an energetic leader, you will inspire and manage a dedicated team of 10, and have the ability to innovate and achieve continuous improvement across the organisation.

 

A background in community services and an understanding of children’s services will be well regarded. Essential will be your high level stakeholder engagement, relationship management and advocacy skills to maintain existing marketing and fundraising channels and to develop new opportunities in government, corporate and community sectors.

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About the organisation

Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd (BAH) is a subsidiary company of Baptcare, the welfare and aged care agency of the Baptist Union of Victoria.   BAH operates as a Not-For-Profit Housing Provider, registered by the Registrar of Housing Agencies under the Housing Act 1983.

The key objectives of BAH include a commitment to:

·         Providing and/or managing well-maintained affordable housing.

·         Facilitating tenancy management which supports vulnerable tenants and allows households to have a say in the way their housing is managed.

·         Co-operating in place management strategies that build community.

·         Partnering with Baptcare and other agencies to ensure tenants’ needs are adequately met.

 

BAH currently has a strategy to provide and/or manage up to 500 properties by the year 2020.

About the Board

·         Current Board size:               Currently 5 Directors.  2 vacancies

·         Board Meeting location:     Camberwell

About the vacancy

·         This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

·         BAH seeks to appoint two independent non-executive Directors.

·         The role requires attending approximately 7 board meetings per year, during the evening. In addition it may be necessary to take part in monthly conference calls and/or occasional weekend workshops.

As a skills-based Board and in line with current specific requirements, candidates with skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

·         Experience in the Community Housing or Social/Affordable-Housing Sector

·         Marketing and/or PR Advertising

·         Finance

·         Property Development

Personal values and competencies

·         Mission: a person whose values are aligned to the vision, mission and objectives of Baptcare.

·         Integrity: fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests;

·         Collaborative: a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board members where necessary;

·         Interpersonal skills: as well as self-awareness and self-management.  A director must work well in a group, listen well, and be tactful yet able to communicate a candid viewpoint;

·         Commercial astuteness: demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;

·         An active contributor with genuine interest in the organisation and its business.

 

Educational requirements

ESSENTIAL - Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with significant industry experience

DESIRABLE - Successful completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Other attributes 

Active involvement in a local church community and an understanding of Baptist values and faith.